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1. UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition 2020 (prize of USD $2,000)


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Deadline: July 10, 2020

Entries are invited for the UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition 2020. Similar to previous years, this year’s topic aims to solicit thoughts on the theme of the African Leadership Forum (ALF). The essays should respond to the following question:

If you were an African leader, how would you promote African intra-trade to unlock agricultural potential in the Continent?

The Leadership Essay Competition is organised annually by UONGOZI Institute to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership and sustainable development. Since 2013, seven Competitions have been organised.


  • A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner. Up to five winners will be selected.
  • The winners will receive their awards at a prize-giving event, which will be held online during the ALF in July 2020. The ceremony will be attended by former African Heads of State and other distinguished leaders from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society. The overall winner will be asked to read the winning essay at the event.
  • The Competition is open to all African citizens between 18-25 years.
  • All essays must be typed. The maximum length is two (2) A4 pages. The format shall be of single-spaced, Arial font size 11 with page margins of 1 inch (2.54 cm) for each margin, and sent as a Microsoft Word document.
  • All essays must be written in English.


Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, use of language and appropriateness to contest theme.

Application

Applicants must also submit a written Statement of Originality and ownership of intellectual property rights.


http://uongozi.or.tz/news/uongozi-institute-leadership-essay-competition-2020-now-open/


2. The Nudge Global Impact Challenge


An eight-month online personal development programme for young professionals that focuses on leadership, sustainability and impact creation. 90 young professionals from around the world team up to learn about leadership, sustainability and impact. The programme will take place from August 2020 – April 2021 with a ‘Grand Finale’ in the second quarter of 2021 in the Netherlands

Their 1,000 alumni form a global network of like-minded young professionals creating impact within their organisations, networks and social environments. Participants join them from leading companies (profit and non-profit), social enterprises, governmental and non-governmental organisations, or while completing their studies.

This is a unique online learning experience for future leaders who want to make a global difference. They have combined leadership, sustainability and impact creation in an eight-month development programme (August 2020 – April 2021), inviting young professionals to realise their very own sustainability impact plan. They are here to provide you with the knowledge, inspiration and skills to become a force for change.

During the online programme, you will receive the necessary tools to realise the change you envision.

The Challenge and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Nudge Global Impact Challenge team wants to confirm that the Challenge will continue as scheduled starting 17 August. In view of the current circumstances, the four-day learning experience in the Netherlands (initially planned two months after the start of the programme, 19 – 22 October) will be reshaped into an online programme from October 2020 – April 2021.

The components of the learning experience will instead be spread over a seven-month period (October 2020 – April 2021). Participants will take part in activities such as individualised coaching sessions, learning modules with top sustainability and leadership experts, and connecting with peers in networking meetups. On 21 and 22 June 2021, a ‘Grand Finale’ closure event will take place in the Netherlands including the Nudge Global Impact Awards night in the Peace Palace in The Hague.


There is sponsorship available to participate in the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2020! 30 successful applicants will be granted a ‘Wild Card’ which means they can participate in the Challenge without paying the participation fee (EUR 4.500,-).


  • Open to young professionals from around the world
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Be between the age of 23 and 33
  • Be fluent in English (verbal and written).
  • Have a clear passion for sustainability and developing your leadership skills
  • Be eager to make an impact.


Young professionals (23 – 33 yrs) are invited to team up and rise to the Nudge Global Impact Challenge.

Click here to apply.


3. CITI-GENS PhD Fellowship Programme 2021 for International Early Stage Researchers (Fully-funded)

Deadline: July 10, 2020

The Collaboration in Training and Innovation for Growing, Evolving and Networked Societies – CITI-GENS PhD Fellowship is open for applications. The CITI-GENS programme at Queen’s University Belfast is an MSCA COFUND Doctoral Training Programme. It will recruit and train 20 outstanding international early-stage researchers (ESRs) who will be transformed into a professional and skilled cohort addressing global challenges aligned to the themes of the Belfast Region City Deal innovation ecosystem.

In seeking to address societal challenges in new ways and with new technologies, the CITI-GENS ESRs will engage with methodologies at the forefront of current practice in innovation, notably design thinking.  Adopting the 3i approach, ESRs chosen for CITI-GENS will combine their advanced disciplinary excellence with capacity for genuinely interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international quality research involving the capacities of QUB and our non-HEI partners.

Theme

The themes of the Belfast Region City Deal innovation ecosystem include:

  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Creative Industries

In seeking to address societal challenges in new ways and with new technologies, the CITI-GENS ESRs will engage with methodologies at the forefront of current practice in innovation, notably design thinking. Adopting the 3i approach, ESRs chosen for CITI-GENS will combine their advanced disciplinary excellence with capacity for genuinely interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international quality research involving the capacities of QUB and our non-HEI partners.

Fellowship Details

Position: Early Stage Researcher (Full-time) – Marie Curie COFUND CITI-GENS Programme
School/Department: Dependent on project
Salary: £24,246.99 with a pension or £28925.25

Benefits

  • CITI-GENS ESRs will be employees of Queen’s University Belfast while completing their doctoral study and thus enjoy a wide range of opportunities and benefits.
  • They will receive full social security coverage, ensuring them access to healthcare and will have full membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme.
  • ESRs will also benefit from other general conditions for QUB staff members such as annual leave entitlement (23 days), child care vouchers and the Perks Card.

Eligibility

  • Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
  • Preferably a completed Master’s in a relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required

Application

The application process for the CITI-GENS Programme is different from other PhD application processes for Queen’s University, Belfast.

It is important that you read the Application Pack full details on the application process.


Click here to apply.



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